THE OLD PLACE
Godard and Miéville were commissioned by MOMAs Department of Film and Video to create an essay on the role of the fine arts at the end of the twentieth century. «Is art legend or reality?», they ask, and explore and suggest various topics to provoke our thinking. Their reflections, and those of the various writers they quote, deal with memory and loss, shadows and the stars, our desire for the past, political terrorism, and lost illusions. Imagery itself becomes legend and tragedy: red poppies memorialize lost Utopian ideals of socialism, and sound blends the murmur of music and solitude.
- Jean-Luc Godard/Anne-Marie Miéville
Museum of Modern Art Department of Film and Video 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019, USA T 212 708 9605 Anne_Morra@moma.org